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WELCOME! If you are a visitor to the Cathedral, we want you to know how welcome you are — whether you have come from another part of the country, from across the world, or simply from another parish here in the Archdiocese. Thanks, in part, to the generosity of visitors like you, we are able to celebrate the Church’s liturgy here in a fitting and beautiful way. We are also able to offer a wide range of services to needy people living in the central district of our city.

GUEST CHOIR SATURDAY 5:30 MASS. We welcome Peregrine Medieval Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Bill McJohn.

CRS COLLECTION. This weekend we take up our annual collection to support Catholic Relief Services. Since 1943, CRS has been the Catholic Church in America’s main agency for providing relief to victims of war and natural disasters as well as providing development and support services for the disadvantaged throughout the world. On behalf of the countless people who rely on the outreach of Catholic Relief Services, thank you for your generosity.

THE CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO CART is open! Please come by after the 10:00 and Noon Masses. All proceeds for the month of March benefit our ministries to the homeless.

IN THE CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE. Now in stock: Jesus: A Pilgrimage, a new book by Father James Martin, SJ. Also, a new book by our own Archbishop Sartain: A Journey to the Heart of Jesus. And don’t miss Journey of Faith, a brand-new retelling of the history of the Church in Western Washington, from the days when native peoples called this place holy ground, right up to the present day. This short history (told in “comic book” or graphic novel format) includes key moments in the life of our Cathedral.

GALLAGHER CENTER MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE ROOM open every Sunday 9-2 pm. Enjoy refreshments while you browse through literature, talk with nurse and volunteers, and connect with others. Note: we will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20.

PRAYERS TO OUR LADY OF LOURDES. The men and women of the Order of Malta will be going on pilgrimage to the healing shrine of Lourdes in southern France this May. They will take with them intentions from local parishes, which will be remembered at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Stop by the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary today or any time during the next week, write your petition on the form provided, and drop it in the box of intentions.

SUMMONED TO A REVOLUTION OF TENDERNESS: ALL-PARISH RETREAT. On Saturday, April 12 from 9:00am-11:00am in Cathedral Place Hall, you are invited to join in a retreat led by parishioner Patty Repikoff. Where would Pope Francis’ vision lead us if we were to take it to heart? to our homes, to our streets? As we prepare to celebrate Holy Week and Easter, this will be a welcome time of prayer and reflection. The retreat marks the conclusion of our Lenten discussion series on Joy of the Gospel, but is open to all. Please mark your calendar and come even if you have been unable to be part of the Lenten small study groups!

PANCAKE BREAKFAST THANK YOU! We want to say a big thank you all who supported the 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pancake Breakfast. We netted over $3,200 for the Solanus Casey Center, money that will help buy 118 monthly Orca bus passes for our Solanus Casey patrons. We also served over 320 meals and managed to bring some good Irish cheer to our St. James parish community. We are already looking forward to next year!

SPRING RETREAT AT PALISADES. From May 30-June 1 at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades in Federal Way, Dr. Massimo Faggioli and Helen Oesterle will offer a retreat on “The Church of Today,” exploring the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council, their implementation, and their meaning for each of us. The cost is $199 per person, including private room and board; $165 per person for a shared room. Register online at http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Palisades.

OPERATION RICE BOWL. This week, CRS Rice Bowl invites us to enter into solidarity with the people of Malawi. We are encouraged to reflect on the Catholic social teaching principle, Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers, and reminded that, just as He labored to create the universe, God sanctifies and calls us to work. Let us pray this week for our brothers and sisters in Malawi and all around the world, that we work with joy for God’s greater glory. Learn more about the work of Catholic Relief Services in Malawi.

FREE CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP. Every other Saturday, 10am – 12 Noon in Gallagher Center. No experience necessary. Next session Saturday, April 5! Information, Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269.

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP. Wednesdays 10:30am – 12 Noon Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269.

THE YOUTH NIGHT PROGRAM. Every Sunday evening from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Now open to ALL youth in grades 7-12. Youth Nights will help you apply your faith to everyday life.

SPECIAL NEEDS MASS. Saturday, April 5 at 11:00am in the Cathedral. Join fellow youth in welcoming and supporting our special guests.

ICE SKATING TRIP. Saturday, April 12 from 9:15am – 1:30pm. Join us as we skate the morning away at Highland Ice Arena followed by lunch out on the town.

WEEKEND RETREAT. April 26 & 27 at Camp Killoqua in Stanwood. Open to Grades 7-12. Save the dates!

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082
www.stjames-cathedral.org/youthministry

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS STRUGGLING WITH SYMPTOMS OF MENTAL ILLNESS? Is a loved one being treated in a psychiatric hospital? Mental Health Ministry welcomes the opportunity to share in this journey with you. We offer companionship, listening and resources. Information, Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets Monday, April 14 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. We get together the second Monday of the month to knit or crochet hats and scarfs for the homeless. Newcomers are always welcome. We’ve taught others to knit, and will help you, too. This month, expert knitter Connie Carlson will show us how to knit in the round with two circular needles. Bring two circulars, both the same size, and some yarn for practice. Or just bring your knitting and join the fun. Information, Connie Carlson, 206-518-1623.

LENTEN HOLY HOUR is each Friday during Lent, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, with scripture reading, reflection, and rosary. All are welcome to this simple Lenten prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and during special events for parents and families. The program is located in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center; enter through the courtyard at Ninth and Columbia. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

PARISH REMEMBRANCE: Throughout the year, because we are the Cathedral Church, we remember in prayer at Mass and Vespers each of the parishes and missions of the Archdiocese of Seattle on a Sunday near their feast day. This week we remember in prayer the parishes of Sacred Heart in Bellingham, Tacoma, and Lacey.

 

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